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Amy Reams

wayOUT President

Seattle, WA

I joined wayOUT because I want to ensure the safety of LGBTQ+ youth. Every child should grow up being proud of who they are, and know that it is safe to express themselves as whatever sexual or gender identity they are. I was fortunate enough to grow up in a home where my family accepted my sexuality. Due to homophobia, transphobia, and legal restrictions in our country---there are far too many youth who do not share this same privilege.

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Bryan McDonald

San Francisco, CA

I joined WayOUT to give others what I took for granted growing-up, affirming spaces and services that allow youth to develop and better understand who they are. WayOUT will empower organizations to create change in their local community by ensuring these spaces exist and developing services specific to the needs of their people.

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Jessi Waters

Seattle, WA

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Katie Fox

San Francisco, CA

I joined wayOUT because I want to change the dialogue around what it means to grow up queer in the United States – a process that can be overwhelming, confusing, and chaotic. As LGBTQ+ youth are disproportionally affected by negative health outcomes, I hope to support organizations that help create and maintain environments that promote good health, empowerment, education, and all the good stuff for LGBTQ+ youth everywhere.

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Luke Anderson

Los Angeles, CA

I feel lucky to be a part of a community of family and friends who unconditionally accepted me for who I am when I came out, but sadly this is the exception not the rule. Today, when groups who preach hate and bigotry feel a renewed sense of empowerment, it’s more important than ever for groups like wayOUT to support organizations that provide this type of support to LGBTQ+ youth who need it most.

Steph Wells

Steph Wells

San Francisco, CA

I joined wayOUT because I know what it's like to be part of the LGBT community in a very accepting environment. I wanted to help bring the level of comfort and acceptance I feel to those in highly rejecting areas of the country.